[puh-roh-tik, -rot-ik]

adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

situated about or near the ear.

Origin of parotic

1855–60; < New Latin parōticus < Greek par- par- + ōtikós of the ear; see oto-, ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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situated near the ear

Word Origin for parotic

C19: from New Latin paroticus, from Greek para- 1 (near) + -oticus, from ous ear
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parotic in Medicine




Near or beside the ear.
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